Thanks to the work of NEI scientists and grantees, we’re constantly learning new information about the causes and treatment of vision disorders. Get the latest updates about their work — along with other news about NEI.
Vision does not improve substantially for patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) who undergo surgery to remove lesions of new blood vessels, scar tissue, or possible bleeding beneath the retina.
Results from two years of patient followup in a randomized clinical trial suggest that argon laser therapy may be a safe and effective alternative to eyedrops as a first treatment for patients with newly diagnosed open-angle glaucoma.
New findings from a nationwide clinical trial supported by theNational Eye Institute (NEI) provide further evidence that laser treatment is highly effective in preventing visual loss from diabetic eye disease.